Tech3 Racing Team rider Xavi Vierge began the Aragon GP in a confident manner as he battled against the weather today on home soil. The young gun got straight to work in the wet FP1 session, which he finished in 8th and then delivered another strong performance in the afternoon. Eventually, he completed the drying session in 9th and now he positively looks on to tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Remy Gardner produced a determined display in FP2 to end up only four-tenths of a second behind his teammate. The young Australian, who will remain with Tech3 for 2018, aims to take advantage of the expected dry weather tomorrow and clinch a strong qualifying position for the race on Sunday.
Position: 9th - Time: 1’55.758 - Laps: 17
“The first day went positively for us at Aragon. Rain fell before FP1, however, the practice went well because today, I regained the feeling that we usually have in the wet. I felt comfortable on the bike and I was fast, which was the complete opposite to Misano, so I am happy for this. Then, this afternoon, the conditions improved and I found a good feeling with my Mistral. Now, I will work hard so that we can make another step forward tomorrow.“
Position: 20th - Time: 1’56.178- Laps: 17
“It was a strange first day here in Spain, but I’m ready for tomorrow. FP1 was wet but then this afternoon, it started to clear and we got a little bit of dry track time. The first feelings were not bad, yet, we still need to get more out of me as well as the bike. I am also very happy to say that I will stay with the Tech3 Racing Team for the 2018 season, which I am stoked for, and the hard work starts now."